Henderson County is located in the northwest sector of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was established in 1798 and contains approximately 300,000 acres. Henderson County is bounded by Daviess County to the east, McLean County to the southeast, Webster County to the south, Union County to the southwest and by the Ohio River and Vanderburgh County, Indiana to the north and northwest. Within the borders of Henderson County is the junction of the Ohio and Green Rivers – both navigable waterways. The 2010 estimated population for Henderson County is 46,250. Henderson County ranked 22nd out of 120 Counties in terms of population size. Henderson County Government Elected Officials includes:

County Judge Executive Hugh McCormick

Magistrates: Bruce Todd, Charles Alexander, Butch Puttman, Carter Wilkerson, and George Warren

County Attorney, Steve Gold

The Henderson County Courthouse is located at 20 North Main Street, Henderson, KY. 42420 (Phone 270-826-3971)
Henderson, Kentucky
The City of Henderson is the County seat of Henderson County and is situated on a horseshoe bend of the Ohio River. The City of Henderson was incorporated in 1810 and contains approximately 11,000 acres. The 2010 estimated population for the City of Henderson is 28,757. City Manager, Russell Sights and Assistant City Manager, Buzzy Newman.

The City of Henderson Elected Officials includes: Mayor, Steve Austin and

Commissioners: Jan Hite, Tom Davis, Robby Mills and Robert Pruitt

The Henderson Municipal Center is located at 222 First Street, Henderson, Ky. 42420, (Phone 270-831-1200)
Henderson, Kentucky
The counties of Northwest Kentucky offer a world of opportunity for business location. Looking to be a part of a Metropolitan area? We've got it! Perhaps you want to be in a rural area or small town? We've got that too! Throughout our region you will find available industrial sites, a great transportation network of roads, rail, and rivers, the workforce you need, and some of America's lowest electric rates. NW Kentucky - just what you are looking for!

Northwest Kentucky has something to offer almost every taste. This four county region of Henderson County, Kentucky, McLean County, Kentucky, Union County, Kentucky and Webster County, Kentucky is 90,000 people strong, is a part of the Evansville-Henderson MSA, and offers businesses and individuals all the benefits of being part of a metropolitan area, while maintaining our small town charm. In northwest Kentucky, you will find that our numerous health care choices, unique shopping destinations, inspiring arts scene, mild climate and challenging array of recreational opportunities make it the place you have been looking for. The Northwest Kentucky Forward office in located at 145 N. Main Street, Suite #500, Henderson, Ky. 42420 (Phone 270-826-7505)
Henderson, Kentucky
Maps and GIS Data are available for the public on the website (www.hendersoncounty.ky.gov). The Henderson City-County Planning Commission/GIS Division is located at 1990 Barret Court, Suite F, Henderson, Ky. 42420 (Phone 270-831-1245 or 831-1289). Chris Raymer, GIS Coordinator and Brian Bishop, GIS Analyst is available for any questions you might have.
Henderson, Kentucky
The Henderson City-County Planning Commission is a local government development agency that oversees all public and private development within the city and county boundaries of Henderson, Ky. The rules regulating development processes are found in the city and county zoning ordinances, the subdivision regulations and the public improvement specifications. The Henderson City-County Planning is responsible for the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan for Henderson and Henderson County and the City of Corydon; the Zoning Ordinance for Henderson and Henderson County and the City of Corydon; the Subdivision Regulations, Public Improvement Specifications and Access Standards Regulations. There are twelve citizen members serving on the HCCPC. The County of Henderson appoints 5 members, the City of Henderson appoints 6 members, and the City of Corydon appoints 1 member.

The Henderson City-County Planning Commission office is located at 1990 Court, Suite C, Henderson, Ky. 42420, (Phone 270-831-1289)
Henderson, Kentucky
Methodist Hospital provides general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room patients, and participates in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Emergency room services are available on a 24-hour per day, seven-day per week basis. Henderson's Methodist Hospital is located at 1305 North Elm Street, Henderson, Ky 42420, (270-827-7700)
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Henderson County Schools
Henderson Community College
The residents of Henderson County are served by one public school district. The Henderson County School District has eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one alternative center which serves students who are not performing well in a traditional school setting. The Henderson County Board of Education employs approximately 1050 staff members and is one of the largest employers in Henderson County.

The Henderson County Board of Education office is located at 1805 Second Street, Henderson, Ky. 42420, (270-831-5000)

Henderson Community College and Murray State's Henderson Regional Campus are both located in Henderson.
Henderson, Kentucky
The Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce is your business resource for a wealth of business advantages not found elsewhere - from help promoting your business to training for your employees. The Chamber offers opportunities for leadership, visibility and involvement in the community. The Chamber of Commerce office is located at 230 Second Street, Suite #32, Henderson, Ky. 42420, (270-826-9531).
Henderson, Kentucky
Make the Henderson Welcome Center your first stop for events information, brochures, maps and information on accommodations and restaurants, as well as other places to visit in this area. Hospitality and a wealth of information await you at the riverfront "Depot", located at 101 N. Water Street, Suite B, Henderson, Ky. 42420. The Welcome Center is open Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Phone: 1-800-826-3128 or 1-270-826-3128.
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The mission of the Downtown Henderson Partnership is to promote, improve and preserve the unique character and economic vitality of downtown Henderson. The Downtown Henderson Partnership office is located at 131 N. Main Street, Henderson, Ky. 42420, (Phone 270-827-0016)
Henderson, Kentucky
A Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) is a locally elected official whose primary duty is to equitably assess the value of real and personal property. The Constitution of Kentucky requires that “All property not exempted from taxation by this Constitution shall be assessed for taxation at its Fair Cash Value, estimated at the price it would bring at a fair voluntary sale.”
Henderson, Kentucky
Special Thanks and Photo Credits
Special thanks to Marcia Eblen and the Henderson Tourism Commission for the use of the following photos:
  • Depot
    Henderson Riverfront Depot
    Photo Credit: Martin Studio

  • Fine Arts Center
    Henderson Fine Arts Center
    Photo Credit: Bryan Leazenby

  • Henderson Brand
    Henderson Tourism Commission
    Graphic Design: Nancy Revell
Special thanks to Martin Studio for the use of the following photo:
  • Central Park
    Central Park Fountain
    Photo Credit: Martin Studio
Special thanks to the Gleaner for the use of the following photos:
  • Courthouse
    Henderson County Courthouse
    Photo Credit: Mike Lawerance

  • History Walk
    Henderson Riverfront
    Photo Credit: Mike Lawerance

  • Municipal Center
    Henderson Municipal Center
    Photo Credit: Daniel Patmore
Special thanks to Methodist Hospital for the use of the following photo:
  • North Tower
    Methodist Hospital North Tower
    Photo Credit: Tom Johnston Studios
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